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not use them. >>> in egypt today, opponents of president mohamed morsi plan a huge protest march and a general strike. crowds have started to gather in cairo's tahrir square. holly williams is in cairo. holly, good morning to you. what's the latest there now? >> good morning, terrell. well, president morsi's opponents are calling this a final warning to the president and his islamist allies. they're expecting tens of thousands of people today, perhaps more. they're angry about two things. first of all, president morsi's power grab of 12 days ago in which he gave himself expanded new authority. secondly, a draft constitution, which we put to a referendum, a popular vote in two weeks time. critics say it gives too prominent a role to islamic shari'a law but fails to protect some basic freedoms. >> despite protests there, if there's a vote on the constitution, will it likely go in president morsi's favor if there's even a vote at all? >> reporter: there's a very good chance that this draft constitution will pass at referendum, in part because many egyptians want stability after two
in the streets of egypt today during a phone conversation, president obama told president mohamed morsi that the violence there is unacceptable. at least six people have been killed as morsi supporters and opponents fought outside of the presidential palace. opponents marched on the palace last night calling on morsi to step down. but in a speech to the nation he refused to compromise. holly williams is in cairo. holly, good morning to you. what's the latest there? >> reporter: some people hope that after days of protest and bloodshed president morsi would make a major concession when he addressed the nation but he didn't do that. his opponents want to have him immediately give up all of the sweeping new powers that he gave himself two weeks ago and postpone a referendum on egypt's new constitution which is due to take place in over a week. critics say the constitution doesn't protect the rights of all egyptians. president morsi didn't do either of those thing. instead he offered to give up just one of his new powers, a vaguely worded right to take any necessary measures to protect the
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